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In today's environment of non-stop demand for data consumption, the inaugural HetNet Expo delivers the information, expert analysis, product and service solutions you need to know about. Come to HetNet Expo on Oct. 15-16 to hear from some of the savviest minds in the business, including keynote spea...

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Thanks to MissionCritical Communications magazine, the HetNet Forum had a chance to talk about how advances in small-cell technologies will impact first responders today and in the future. You can read the article here. A special thanks to HetNet Forum members AT&T, Axell Wireless, Connectivity ...

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Get Ready for Something New. The answers you need. The connections you want. The inaugural HetNet Expo delivers all of the information, expert analysis, product and service solutions you need to excel in today's environment of non-stop demand for data consumption. Produced by the HetNet Forum - the...
Have you got something to say? HetNet Expo is taking place Oct. 15-16 at the Hilton Chicago. If you want to speak at the event, we invite you to submit a proposal to speak at one of our sessions. We're looking for proposals that appeal to a broad audience of IT professionals in commercial and corpor...
MINNEAPOLIS—Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is set for July 15 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and a Distributed Antenna System from TE Connectivity and InSite Wireless. TE and the Twins organization hosted a tour of the facility this week in advance of the big game. The stadium, ...
Property managers and other attendees of the BOMA 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo event, the HetNet Forum has posted its presentation on Wireless Coverage and Capacity: Matching the Right Technology to your Venue, here in case you missed it. Property managers and venue owners are realizin...
In an event at DC tech incubator 1776, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unveiled his legislative plan for wireless, including a standalone bill to promote the deployment of wireless infrastructure. After outlining his agenda for reallocating spectrum and expanding Wi-Fi, he said that neither goal can be ac...
At this year's Wireless Infrastructure Show, Qualcomm EVP Peggy Johnson mentioned a small-cell deployment trial done with Sprint and NASCAR. The audience wanted more details and Qualcomm was kind enough to send us this blog post, so I am posting it here -- Tracy Ford, director, HetNet Forum at PCIA-...
The 2014 Wireless Infrastructure Show is right around the corner. There will be many HetNet conversations taking place between the keynote speeches, panel sessions, Small Cell Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor and the networking opportunities. Members of the HetNet Forum are invited to a breakfast kicko...
The HetNet Forum is moderating a roundtable discussion at TIA's...
The HetNet Forum, along with members Boingo Wireless and Connectivity Wireless, was interviewed for an article in Urban Land Magazine, a publication of Urban Land Institute , an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use...
The HetNet Forum, along with HetNet Forum member Axell Wireless, will be speaking on how the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolution is changing how enterprises do business. While venue owners and managers used to believe that sufficient indoor wireless coverage was the sole responsibility of the wi...
Congratulations to HetNet Forum member Connectivity Wireless Solutions on the opening of its Southern California office. The Anaheim office marks Connectivity Wireless' ninth office opening. Having opened its Freemont, Calif., office little more than a year ago, Connectivity’s fast expansion is a cl...
HetNet Forum members are busy this week with announcements from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Axell Wireless announced a capacity-centric digital DAS; CommScope is redefining in-building wireless with ION-E; iBwave has a mobile planner that makes network design simple; and TE Connecti...
Holy HetNets! Several members of the HetNet Forum are touting DAS and small cell solutions at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain....
HetNet Forum members Corning and RF Connect are teaming up to present a free seminar "How the Building Industry Can Profit From Forward-Looking Connectivity Strategies" on Tuesday, March 11 from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. in Washington, D.C. I will be there! Will you? Details can be found here. This seminar i...
AT&T's John Donovan details how AT&T deployed a variety of mobile solutions to enhance the wireless experience at Disney World Resorts and Disneyland. The wireless service provider, a member of the HetNet Forum, said it deployed more than 350 small cells, 25 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)...
ABI Research estimates that the in-building DAS equipment and deployment market will reach $8.5 billion by 2019, growing at a 14% compounded annual growth rate. That's a lot of DAS! North America will continue to lead the market, but growth in the Asia-Pacific region will be strong -- at 20% CAGR. E...
PCIA and the HetNet Forum submitted comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s infrastructure siting Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Among other things, PCIA recommended the FCC streamline its environmental and historic review processes for Distributed Antenna Systems and small cell d...

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The HetNet Forum recently presented at ACUTA's Winter Seminar in sunny Phoenix. Thanks to our presenters -- Doug Lodder of Boingo Wireless; John Campbell of DAS Advisers; Michael Altman of Goodman Networks and David Fox of American Tower Corp. Presenters said university IT professionals should plan ...